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White Sox morning roundup

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White Sox morning roundup

From yesterday:

Justin Masterson shut down the White Sox while Jhan Marinez and Donnie Veal were lit up in a 12-3 loss to the Indians. Every White Sox pitcher except Leyson Septimo -- who threw just 13 of an inning -- and Jose Quintana allowed at least one run, but the news wasn't all bad: A.J. Pierzynski homered for the first time this spring.

Dayan Viciedo went 1-4 with two strikeouts, prompting the question of if he could begin 2012 in Charlotte to be asked. I don't think he will, but it's nonetheless an interesting discussion.

Jake Peavy missed a few of his NCAA Tournament picks yesterday, including losing a Sweet 16 team in Wichita State.

Speaking of the tournament, the Minnesota Twins may have had a hand in UNC-Asheville's loss to Syracuse.

This is a little late, but well worth your time: James at White Sox Observer previewed the Sox catchers, infielders and outfielders.

Around the division: Scott Baker ran into some elbow troubles, the Indians traded for a guy they traded away in the offseason, the Royals signed Alcides Escobar to long-term contract and fellow Mizzou alum Max Scherzer has a bracket that would give me a heart attack before being the greatest thing ever.

Revenge tour: After Eloy Jimenez homered against Cubs, Yoan Moncada homered against Red Sox

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Revenge tour: After Eloy Jimenez homered against Cubs, Yoan Moncada homered against Red Sox

Call it the White Sox Hitters Revenge Tour.

Last week, Eloy Jimenez provided the single best image of rebuilding progress to date for the White Sox, smashing a game-winning homer in the ninth inning against the Cubs, the team that traded him, at Wrigley Field, the park he always assumed would be the one he'd call home as a big leaguer.

Well, a week later, Yoan Moncada exacted similar revenge on the team that traded him.

In the first of a three-game series between the White Sox and Boston Red Sox, Moncada took a second-inning pitch out to left field, depositing a ball over the top of the Green Monster for a tie-breaking two-run homer at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox traded Moncada — as part of a package that also included Michael Kopech and Luis Basabe — to the White Sox during the Winter Meetings in 2016 in the deal that jump-started the South Side rebuilding project.

Between signing with the Red Sox in 2015 and making his White Sox debut in 2017, Moncada spent time as the No. 1 overall prospect in the game. After a disappointing first full season in the majors last year, Moncada is having a much better go of things in 2019, bringing a .295/.347/.509 slash line into Monday night, when he belted his 13th home run of the season.

Of course, the Red Sox are pretty happy with their return in that trade, Chris Sale, who in addition to being one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past two and a half seasons got the championship-clinching out in the World Series last October.

But part of the reason the White Sox future is so bright is the return they got in the Sale trade. And one of those players got his revenge, Eloy style, on Monday night.

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Chris Getz on Luis Robert, Dylan Cease, Nick Madrigal and more!

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White Sox Talk Podcast: Chris Getz on Luis Robert, Dylan Cease, Nick Madrigal and more!

Chuck Garfien gets the inside info about some of the top prospects in the White Sox organization from director of player development Chris Getz.

They talk about the wow factor of Luis Robert, what he's working on before being promoted to Triple-A, if he can make the majors in 2019, what kind of major league player he will be and more (3:45)

-Why Nick Madrigal has the "it" factor and why he might have been disappointed with Getz at the start of the season (10:10)

-Why Zack Burdi has struggled this season and a great sign of things to come (16:30)

-Why Kyle Kubat is so highly thought of in the White Sox farm system (18:20)

-How close Dylan Cease is to the major leagues (20:15) and more.

Listen to the entire podcast here or in the embedded player below.

White Sox Talk Podcast

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